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NIELSEN: SUPER BOWL XLV SMASHED RATINGS RECORD

February 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest ratings update on Monday, Nielsen Media Research confirmed that Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV telecast has become the most-watched U.S. television program of all time. The newest preliminary figures indicate that the Fox telecast averaged 111.01 million viewers, versus 106.48 for last year’s game, an increase of 4.25 percent. Sunday’s game, in which […]

AFC FINALE: BEST RATINGS SINCE 1987

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday’s AFC championship game on CBS in which the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York Jets averaged 48.43 million viewers, peaking in the second half hour with 52.3 million — making it the highest-rated AFC final-game telecast in 24 years. But by the time the fourth quarter came around, the number of viewers had slipped […]

RAVENS LOSE BUT RAVE ABOUT RATINGS

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday night’s televised NFL contest between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers turned out to be the highest-rated game in Baltimore history for a regular season game, the Baltimore Sun reported today (Tuesday), citing overnight Nielsen ratings. The newspaper reported that an average of 47.6 percent of homes in the Baltimore market were tuned […]

POWER FAILURE HALTS NFL TELECAST

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two power outages at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey disrupted Fox’s coverage of the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game during the third quarter on Sunday — and halted play, once for about three minutes, then for 12 minutes, while stadium engineers worked to restore the stadium’s lighting. But once up, the network’s expensive […]